2005 Nissan X-Trail XE from North America
Bought the car in January 2009 second hand. It is a 2005 X Trail, approx 65,000 kms and have had nothing but problems.
After one week... rear differential went.
Hardly starts in the winter. All the locks freeze and can't get it unlocked.
Drivers window is very slow going up and down.
My most recent issue is that sometimes it won't start. It has nothing to do with it being cold or hot, it just won't start. It is almost as though after it is started about 50 times, on the 51st time, it won't go. It makes a weird ticking/turn over noise. You have to try it 3 times, and hold it on and it will start. Very annoying and nobody knows what it is.
Love the drive and 4x4.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 16th June, 2009
8th May 2010, 11:10
The problem with the engine not starting is the usual PNP sensor. Grinding noise has been heard when the starting key is turned. This sensor gives a signal to the starter and permission starter to be turned. So the engine can be started only when the lever is in the position Park or Neutral. It is necessary for the PNP sensor to be cleaned and adjusted, it costs 45 CAD approximately in a Nissan service center.
For an engine heavy start, the problem can be found in spark plug and fuel injectors - spark plug should be replaced, and it will be very well if one bottle of STP "fuel injectors cleaner" (black color tube) is added into the fuel tank for fuel injector cleaning. Results will come immediately.
One thing more - this car is originally constructed for the European market where 95 octane gas oil is used - Canada equivalent 91 premium. Good luck.